This card all started out with a piece of tissue paper that had been laying around from one of the wrappings from a birthday gift. I have seen people using tissue paper on their backgrounds before and had never tried it. I started out with crumpling my tissue paper to get some nice creases going. Then flattened it back out but not too much, I wanted to leave some good texture. I then took a little container I had of dried colorburst I had used on another project and added some Modge Podge to it and it worked perfect to moisten the dried ink and I used that on my piece of watercolor paper to hold down the tissue paper to the cardstock, I also added some to the top of the panel too, gave it a little more intense color. I let this panel dry over night.
The next day I rubbed some Nuvo mousse over the raised areas so the creases would stand out a little more, I had a little left over on my finder so I applied what was left to the edges also.
Next I cut several Rose sizes from my die out of patterned vellum and cut the leaves and the happy die from glitter paper, I also cut the happy 3 other times from white cardstock to give the sentiment some height. The gold gems are quite thick but since I was hand delivering this to my girlfriend who LOVES pink, I didn't worry about it going through the mail.
Here is a closeup to see the texture.
Spellbinders - A2 matting basics A and Rose Creation dies
Tissue paper with Modge podge and Colorburst mixed for background
Nuvo Mousse - Indian Gold, rubbed on creases
My Favorite things - Label Maker sentiment stamp and Happy Greetings die
Basic Grey - Brad
DCWV - Gold glitter paper
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